Global Engagement

National Standards Body Adoption Program

Adopting IEEE Standards

With the globalization and openness of the world economy, voluntary technical standards have a significant role in international exchange of products and services. They are used today for safety and reliability, to support technical regulations, ensure interoperability, grow markets, address fast-moving and converging technologies, and more.

IEEE standards enable international technical collaboration and are fundamental to the global technological infrastructure. As a focal point for various technologies and as an open community willing to share its expertise with standards developers worldwide we have a Standards Adoption Program for International, Regional and National Standards Organizations. The adoption process includes agreements between the IEEE and the organization adopting IEEE standards. You can learn more in the Standards Adoption section of our Operations Manual.

If you are an International or Regional Standards Organization and are interested in adopting IEEE standards, please contact the IEEE SA Intellectual Property Rights team.

For National Standards Organizations who would like to explore and adopt IEEE standards, we have a streamlined process. 

National Standards Organizations play an important and growing role in the production, development and use of technology enabled by IEEE standards. IEEE standards can help bring technological development, economic growth and new employment opportunities to countries.

The National Standards Organization adoption process allows you to:

  • Have direct contact with an IEEE SA Regional Team member to assist and guide you
  • View and access online the growing list of IEEE standards available for adoption
  • Distribute the adopted IEEE standard within the country for which the national standard is valid royalty-free

To see details about the National Standards Organization adoption process, please see the template agreement.


If you would like to learn more, including what IEEE standards are available for adoption, please complete the form below, and an IEEE SA Regional Team member will contact you.  Once you make the decision to enter into a National Standards Organization agreement with us, you will be requested to complete a form that will initiate the formal process.